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Beer Travel / Bars in Miami, FL
« on: August 18, 2010, 05:20:33 PM »
I'll be going to Miami next month and was wondering where the best places to drink are? I found quite a few before like The Abbey, Fritz and Franz, The Bar, The Yard House, and Titanic Brewery. If anyone knows any other good places, please let me know.

Beer Travel / Memphis, TN
« on: July 28, 2010, 05:13:25 PM »
I'll be in Memphis, TN from August 6th to August 8th for a rugby tournament. Everyone usually goes party on Beale Street afterwards and I know they have a Flyer Saucer Bar there with lots of good beer, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other good bars to visit or any brews to try? Thanks in advance for your help.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Flying Dog's Double Dog Double Pale Ale
« on: June 04, 2010, 06:07:14 PM »
All I can say is WOW! This beer has extreme flavor and I extremely enjoyed it. Has anyone else tried this brew? I have a six pack of their 20th Anniversary Raging b**** Belgian IPA that I'm looking forward to trying.

Beer Travel / Bahamas Vacation
« on: May 26, 2010, 05:58:09 PM »
I'm going to the Bahamas at the end of June and wondering if there is any good beer that I should look for while there. My instincts tell me that I'll be sticking to liquor or mixed drinks, but ya never know. Help me out if ya can.

General Homebrew Discussion / Home Brewing in Louisiana
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:35:14 PM »
To my understanding, as of now homebrewing in Louisiana is neither legal or illegal. The good people of the AHA and BA are working to fix that problem right now with House Bill No. 1484. I have been reading up on this bill and I'm a little confused about it's goal. Now I'm no lawyer (but I do play one on TV), but it seems to me that if this bill is passed it will allow for a 3 day special event permit for a retail dealer to allow homebrew on their licensed permits. So basically, a bar or restaurant can have homebrew at their establishment as long as its for a homebrew club meeting, homebrew contests, or just an exhibition as long as the homebrew is not being sold or offered to be sold. I think that this is wonderful and a great step for homebrewers, but does this bill just allow this for 3 days? Does that mean that it has to be a 3 day event or is it allowed only 3 times at each establishment? This is where I'm confused. Can anyone help explain this to me?

The Pub / Homebrew Shop Survey
« on: April 30, 2010, 04:00:23 PM »
I'm not sure exactly how well this will work, but I figured that it's worth a try. I have to do a statistics project for my MBA and we were allowed to choose the topic. I decided to do a project on what people look for in a homebrew shop and give the results to my local homebrew shop owner. Please take the time to fill out this survey and it will be greatly appreciated. I'm also handing these out to the local clubs in my area.

Preferred Features of a Local Home-Brew Shop:
A Home-Brewer’s Survey

Home-Brew shops aspire to offer any and everything that you, the local home-brewer, may possibly want or need.  Please take the time to answer these few questions in order to help me find out what features are essential to you when shopping for home-brewing ingredients or equipment.


1) What type of brewing do you do?   

     ____ All-Grain   ____ Partial-Mash   ____ Extract

2) How many people do you brew with?

     ____ Alone      ____ 2-4 People   ____ Group Brew (5 or more people)

3) How many years have you been home-brewing?

     ¬¬____ 1-2      ____ 3-4      ____ 5+

4) What is your gender?

     ____ Male      ____ Female

General Information:

5) How often do you purchase ingredients or equipment for home-brewing?

     ____ 1-4 times a year   ____ 5-8 times a year

     ____ 9-12 times a year     ____ 13+ times a year

6) Do you purchase your ingredients or equipment at a local store or over the internet?

     ____ Local Home-brew shop   ____ Internet Website

7) Do you feel that a local home-brew shop is necessary for your area?

     ____ Yes   ____ No

8) Please rate how beneficial having a local home-brew shop has been to your brewing experience.

Not Very Beneficial   1   2   3   4   5   Very Beneficial

9) How did you hear about the Local Home-Brew Shop in your area?
     ____ Radio Ad   ____ Internet   ____ From a Friend   ____ Local Beer Fest   
     ____     Other ____________________________________

10) When shopping at a Local Home-Brew Store, please rate the importance of the following Ingredients/Equipment by circling the appropriate number for each:

5 = Very Important (VI)
4 = Important (I)
3 = Neutral (N)
2 = Unimportant (U)
1 = Very Unimportant (VU)

Possible Ingredients/Equipment:                  VI   I   N   U   VU

Multiple Hop Varieties        5   4   3   2     1
Multiple Grain Varieties         5   4   3   2     1
Multiple Malt Extracts                       5   4   3   2     1
Multiple Yeast Varieties       5   4   3   2     1
Multiple Sanitizers/Cleansers                     5   4   3   2     1
Beer/Wine Kits          5   4   3   2     1
Brewing Equipment          5   4   3   2     1
Bottling Equipment          5   4   3   2     1
Fermenting Equipment       5   4   3   2     1
Measurement Tools          5   4   3   2     1
Equipment Kits          5   4   3   2     1
Interactive Website          5   4   3   2     1
Price             5   4   3   2     1

11) List any other features that you feel would enhance your shopping experience.

12) Would you rather shop at your Local Home-Brew Store if it offered you better prices and ingredients/equipment than the many internet websites?

     ____ Yes      ____ No   ____ Not Sure      

•   If you wish to receive a copy of the results please send a self-addressed envelope along with the completed survey.

Thank you for your time

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